They’re about three months old and not much bigger than a yorkie.
A stripe of grey fuzz marks their backs for camouflage, and when they want your attention, it sounds more like a squeak than a roar.
But the Parc Safari residents are both cute and a first—Quebec’s first cheetahs bred in captivity.
Named Jolani and Mosi, the cheetahs are the product of a father from Parc Safari and a mother from the Toronto Zoo.
The mother came to Parc Safari in December.
The cheetahs will be full-grown in about a year.
The zoo wants to release them into the wild eventually, but before that they have to get acclimated to life in an outdoor environment.
“We’re just giving them the opportunity to explore,” Santerre said.
The public will be able to view the cheetah cubs starting September 1st.